Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been processed and placed in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, says the facility’s area commissioner Zebilon Monama.
Judge Thokozile Masipa says the five-year sentence she handed down to Oscar Pistorius is “just and fair to society and the accused”.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will embrace the five-year prison sentence handed down by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, his uncle Arnold has said.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail on Tuesday (October 21 2014) for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but his lawyer expects the athlete to serve only 10 months of his five-year sentence in prison.
Businessperson Kenny Kunene said outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that his heart went out to Reeva Steenkamp’s family.
The five-year jail sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius signalled a sad day for women in South Africa, the ANC Women’s League has said.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – a sentence that has divided society.
Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux said he expected the jailed athlete to serve only 10 months of his five-year sentence in prison.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for the culpable homicide killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
There were mixed emotions from Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ supporters this morning, ahead of his sentencing in the North Gauteng High Court.
The morning of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ sentencing, prisoner rights activist Golden Miles Bhudu stood outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria with chains shackled to his waist, wrists and ankles.
In a week where Oscar Pistorius’ defence tells us how he can’t go to jail because he will in essence lose his rich, white-male privileges, people are asking what it really means to be equal before the law.
Let’s play a game. I say something and you say the first thing that comes to mind.
After a seven-month trial, paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced today in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for the death of his model and law-graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Former football star Marc Batchelor has described mounting tension between the Steenkamp and Pistorius families during sentencing proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
City Press on Twitter
- MT @hforme: No one should get free housing. Work for it like normal people. Eff off with your free this and free that. #talkingpoint 4 hours ago
- MT @molomemi: Many deserving people were overlooked in favour of young ones who curried favour with housing clerks. #talkingpoint 4 hours ago
- MT @TmokaleS: But they want to give grants to younger people and say they are victims of apartheid. #talkingpoint 4 hours ago
- MT @Gladsto90879892: I have 37yrs and I have my own RDP house bcoz I was fighting for this country #talkingpoint 4 hours ago
- TALKING POINT: Lindiwe Sisulu says people younger than 40 won't get free housing because they lost nothing to apartheid. Have your say. 4 hours ago
Could you please calm down and crawl back into the beds and couches from whence you came? Yes, I’m talking to you.
It should be increasingly difficult for South Africa’s top executives to justify their enormous pay packages, given the furore over excessive pay, the country’s high level of unemployment, and the huge disparity between the highest- and lowest-paid employees at companies.